Traumatic brain injury can change your life forever. While some victims of traumatic brain injury find that their symptoms resolve within weeks or months, others have lingering symptoms that stay with them for the rest of their lives. When you suffer a traumatic brain injury, you may need support from a lawyer to help you seek the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Contact California brain injury lawyers at the Gomez Firm today at (866) 395-6792 to schedule your free consultation.
At Gomez Trial Attorneys, we help victims of brain injuries get the compensation they deserve for their injuries. Not only that, we have successfully helped many past victims of traumatic brain injury file for compensation. Consider some of our past case results:
Whether we help you reach a settlement with the insurance company out of court or we need a jury verdict to get reasonable compensation for your injuries, Gomez Trial Attorneys fight hard to reach a fair settlement for victims of traumatic brain injuries. While our past case results cannot guarantee any particular results in your traumatic brain injury claim, we can nonetheless offer our substantial experience, both with traumatic brain injury and with the Del Mar court system, to help you fight for fair compensation following a traumatic brain injury.
Traumatic brain injuries occur when a bump, blow or jolt to the head causes an alteration in consciousness. The skull normally protects the brain, but when an outside force is applied, your brain may strike the walls of the skull or absorb substantial force. Many types of accidents can cause traumatic brain injury, including:
Construction sites offer many opportunities for serious injury, including traumatic brain injuries. Anyone who visits a construction site, whether working on that site or not, should wear a hard hat to protect against traumatic brain injury. Hard hats can reduce the severity of force to the head, decreasing the extent of those injuries and helping protect construction workers and other visitors to construction sites. Unfortunately, even wearing a hard hat may not offer enough protection to completely prevent TBI. On construction sites, victims may suffer traumatic brain injury due to objects falling on the head or due to falls.
In some cases, slips and falls can cause much more than just embarrassment. When you strike your head as you slip and fall, whether it hits the ground or hits an object near the site of your fall, you may suffer traumatic brain injury from your slip and fall accident. Sometimes, slips and falls may occur no matter how many safety precautions the premises owner takes. In other cases, however, the premises owner may fail to take appropriate precautions to keep visitors to the premises safe, including:
Auto accidents can cause a wide range of injuries, including traumatic brain injury. In an auto accident, the two vehicles generate a great deal of force when they crash into one another. Passengers and drivers in the affected vehicles may have their heads thrown into the back of the seats or into the windshield. Worse, if passengers are ejected from the vehicle, they may strike the road or other objects around the road. Auto accidents involving big trucks may cause more severe injuries due to the big truck’s greater mass.
Many people in hospitals and nursing homes have a higher risk of falls due to their injuries or age. As a result, the nursing home or hospital must take precautions to decrease the odds that the patient will slip and fall. Unfortunately, when elderly or ill individuals suffer falls, they may also suffer more severe injuries than a healthy individual who can catch himself if he starts to fall. Elderly or ill individuals may also suffer more pronounced symptoms of traumatic brain injury as a result of their increased weakness.
When a nursing home or hospital fails to provide proper care for an individual in its care and that negligence results in a slip and fall, the facility may bear responsibility for any injuries sustained as a result of that negligence, including traumatic brain injury.
In some cases, your own actions may cause or contribute to the accident that results in your traumatic brain injury. Ultimately, however, brain injury cases are complex, so don’t assume you bear any responsibility for your injuries—it’s often difficult to identify who or what entity caused the injury. In these cases, an experienced brain injury attorney can help you identify and hold any responsible parties accountable.
Traumatic brain injury can cause a wide range of symptoms in accident victims. In many cases, traumatic brain injuries change many aspects of the victim’s life.
Some people recover within weeks or months after a traumatic brain injury. Other victims, on the other hand, find that their symptoms linger for years. Some victims of traumatic brain injury have symptoms that change the rest of their lives.
The compensation you receive after a traumatic brain injury can help you move forward with your life, including seeking training in a new job field or making needed modifications to your home—not to mention allowing you to pay for your medical bills. Many people ask, “How much is my traumatic brain injury worth?” The compensation you receive may vary depending on the extent of your injuries, your projected recovery, and the extent of the insurance policy that will cover your injuries. Many victims of traumatic brain injury ask for:
When you have a traumatic brain injury, having an attorney on your side offers many advantages.
When you suffer a traumatic brain injury in an accident due to another party’s negligence, you need a brain injury attorney that will fight for you. Contact Gomez Trial Attorneys today at (866) 395-6792 to schedule your free consultation.